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East Bay Woman Strives To Clothe Babies In Need

You never know what you'll find on Craiglist. Like a purpose to life.

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    You never know what you'll find on Craigslist. Like a purpose in life. One Bay area woman started a non-profit that provides baby clothing to thousands of families in need throughout the US.

    Not that you've ever wondered, but Lisa Klein can tell you what four hundred pounds of clothes looks like. It just happens to be the amount she found on her front porch one morning in 2005.

    Lisa, a new mother at the time, had reached out to women in her mothers' group, asking for the baby clothes that she might donate to families in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

    Lisa had no idea of just how great the response would be that day, as well as the next day, and the day after that.

    To see what that one clothing drive has grown into since then, watch Garvin Thomas' story above.